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Ruth E Heath

October 26, 1936 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 82)

Ruth E. Heath was born on October 26, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland to Henrietta and Edward Higgins Sr.  Following a lengthy illness she went peacefully in her bed to be with the Lord.

Ruth was a graduate of Dunbar High School.  She and her beloved husband Jerome T. Heath was united in marriage in 1951.  They was married for 67 years.  She worked all her life and was a General Manager for Maryland Hospital Laundry for 30 plus years until she retired.  She also worked after retirement for Oak Crest Nursing Home for several years caring for others.

Ruth loved to dance and she and her husband were known to be some of the best dancers ever. She danced right up until weeks before her departure.  She loved to travel in her younger years and has traveled all over the world to many places vacationing.  She loved to shop and was known for her very fashionable style.  She was a woman of class, she had determination, and a relentless will to never give up, not to forget, she was very feisty. She was well respected by everyone, and a much energized woman. She had inner strength beyond imagination. She had lots of humor and loved to laugh. She loved laughing at her humorous husband. 

Ruth was an active member of the David Memorial Baptist Church for 50 years.  Ruth was a participant in the Pastor’s Aide Ministry, she was a Deaconess, she sang on the choir for a period of time.  She was a member of the Women of Integrity Ministry.  She was a part the S.W.A.T Usher Ministry.  She also worked in the soup kitchen.

Ruth was preceded in death by both her parents, Henriette and Edward Higgins Sr.  Her son Glen Heath.  Her siblings Shirley Taylor, Lois Faulkner, Jeannette Higgins and one brother Edward Higgins Jr.  She leaves to mourn her loving husband Jerome T. Heath, marriage of 67 years.  Her children; Evelyn Grant, Tyrone Heath, Yvonne Lewis, John (Randy) Heath, Deborah Nash, and Renita Young.  Two son in laws; Paul Young and James Nash; Two daughter in laws; Shania Heath and Deborah Heath; One sister in law; Catherine Higgins-Hanson, 21 grandchildren, 50 great grand children, 14 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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